The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Rhododendron

text and haiku by Kristen Lindquist My grandmother’s house boasted a huge rhododendron bush out front. When its big purple blooms opened each spring, she’d clip a few, bring them inside, and float them in a glass bowl. It struck me as very exotic presented this way (I had a fairly provincial childhood), so I […]

Tuesday Tunes

photograph by Brian Willson What does a veery sound like? Oh, vee-ur, vee-ur, veer, veer! Brian’s note:┬áLike our state bird, the veery gets its name from the sound it makes – an ethereal, descending sprinkle of notes. All thrushes have a touch of magic in their voices. Our hermit thrush and wood thrush are perhaps […]

Baby Peregrine Falcons

photograph, video and text by Atlantic Climbing School On June 1st ACS owner Eli Simon along with ACS guide Grant Simmons assisted Acadia National Park staff in banding three juvenile peregrine falcons. These birds are the fastest animal on the planet and can dive up to 250 mph! They commonly nest on exposed cliffs, which […]

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